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Ascent to the Tilicho lake

Journey to the mysterious lake

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Ascent to the Tilicho lake
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One of the nicest mountain experiences during the trek around Annapurnas is the wander to the stunning Tilicho lake. This two-day detour from the main circuit will take you to places, where the Himalayan giants are almost at touch. The lake seems to lay on the boundary of two worlds. On one hand side there is bare and weathered landscape and on the other impossibly steep sides of Himalayan peaks, towering two kilometers above the lake and directly from it. Unfortunately, there is usually the worst weather of the Manang, so there may not be always clear cloudless views of the mountains and lake.

Beginning of the ascent

The final ascent to the lake starts at Tilicho base camp (4140 m asl), where are only two lodges and the vast majority of tourists sleep here. After ascending only a few dozen altitude meters, nice view of the Great Barrier opens. Great Barrier is virtually impassable ridge. Marsyangdi river is only a small creek at this altitude.

Beginning of the ascent
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Manaslu and Ngadi Chull

Pyramid of Manaslu (8163 m asl) and sturdy massif of Ngada Chullu (7871 m asl) dominate the remote eastern horizon.

Manaslu and Ngadi Chull
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View to BC

Look down to basecamp, which is not visible through the rocks. But it is possible to see clearly the new path bypassing the entire massif and the old path leading through the Top of the Col (4920 m asl). The old path is now used only by the braves as great part of it disappeared under piles of rubble.

View to BC
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Grande Barriere and Tare Kang

Great Barrier – kilometer long ridge that does not decline below 7000 meters above sea level. It also exceeds the surrounding countryside by two kilometers.

Grande Barriere and Tare Kang
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Gangapurna (7455 m asl)

Above all tops protrudes here beautiful Gangapurna.

Gangapurna (7455 m asl)
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Upland plain

When you ascend the endless winding path, you will get to the plain full of small ridges and lakes at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level. You go through this “plain” to the outlook of the lake about a kilometer and a half. There are beautiful views of the Gangapurna and Great Barrier along the way. Right here people have the most mountain feelings of the whole trek.

Upland plain
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Tilicho lake

Tilicho (4,915 m asl) – stunning lake in the moonscape and one of the biggest lakes in such a high location in the world. If you do not plan to camp here, it is important to set out here soon in the morning as the ridge rising directly from the lake exceeds it by two kilometers. Also shadow falls here very soon and is very cold then.

Tilicho lake
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The morning under the Great Barrier

The ridge is situated favourably, so it is worth to get up earlier at the sunrise.

The morning under the Great Barrier
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